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Hardwood (2005)

A film about the director's relationship with his father who was a team member of the Harlem Globetrotters.

Director:

Hubert Davis

Writer:

Hubert Davis
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Mel Davis Mel Davis ... Self
Aaron Dudley ... Friend
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Hubert Davis examines the life decisions made by his father, Mel, and how they affected his life. Mel, a former Harlem Globetrotter, was a married father of one when he fell in love and had a child with a white woman. The strain of living a double life finally comes to a head when he leaves his wife for his lover and joins her and their son in Vancouver, Canada. The young Hubert grows up to be the filmmaker who creates Hardwood. The film is a heart-wrenching look at the impact of fatherless families and the social and emotional impact of the absentee African-American father. Davis manages to unite his family by interviewing his own parents, his brother, and his brother's biological mother. The film is elegantly divide into three chapters that address love, betrayal and redemption. Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

PBS [United States]

Country:

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Language:

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17 March 2005 (USA) See more »

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